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McLaren 650S Crashes in Poland

Published: Sat Mar 14, 2015 by Marko P.  |  Categories: McLaren  |  Source: YouTube channel tomashbenz

A McLaren 650S has crashed on a highway in Poland, probably due to aquaplaning.

The official cause is not known, but it is likely that the driver lost control of his 641-horsepower sports car because he hit a patch of water. The McLaren 650S has wide tires - 235/35 ZR19 on the front and 305/30 ZR20 on the rear axle - and can "aquaplan" even at low speeds, especially if the tires are worn. Even traction control is of little help in such cases.

There have been some negative comments about this driver on social media which are unwarranted in our opinion, because standing water on the road is so dangerous that it can surprise even the most experienced drivers.

From Wikipedia:
Aquaplaning or hydroplaning by the tires of a road vehicle, aircraft or other wheeled vehicle occurs when a layer of water builds between the wheels of the vehicle and the road surface, leading to a loss of traction that prevents the vehicle from responding to control inputs.

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